You’ve heard us both talk about school bullying and how much it makes us sick and what can schools and parents do to try to stop bullying.
And we applaud any school district that has tough polices on any kid that bullies.
But can those policies go too far?
This week Maryville schools are considering updating their
anti-bullying policy to reflect the changes last year in the state law.
We are half way through the school year....so how do you think the year's going? Well the data has been collected by School Officials....rating the NEW Teacher Evaluation System. The rating is based on a 5 scale...with 5 being the TOP. According to State Department of Education, the number of teachers getting a 5 rating varies from county to county. Here are some of those results:
Clinton had the greatest number of teachers with a 5....46.6%
Most counties ended up with more teachers scoring a 3 rating...40-50% midrange.
At some point in your working career you’re gonna run across a boss you just can’t stand. The good news is you’re not alone, a lot of us have had a worst boss experience.
A website called eBossWatch.com keeps track of America’s worst bosses.
Since 2009 the website puts together the list of Worst Bosses of the year.
For the first time 2 East Tennessee bosses made the list of the 2011 Worst Bosses.
The winners are:
Despite how you feel about the Florida Gators, you gotta have some respect for their former quarterback Tim Tebow who is currently the QB for the Denver Broncos.
One of the biggest stories grabbing the nation's attention right now is that of Tim Tebow.
He’s been praised and criticized for his faith on the field and his inconsistent playing. He’s keeps making headlines as he pulls out improbable victories, the most recent of which was Denver's victory Sunday in their wild card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If you take one of these you need to be aware of a large recall...
Some popular over-the-counter medications are being recalled due to complaints over mislabeled and broken pills. Novartis AG is recalling bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X.
According to CNN, the NoDoz and Excedrin caplets affected by the recall come in bottles with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier. Bufferin and Gas-X with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier are also involved in the recall.
OH NO! This is really bad news....especially if you like burgers, fries and fast food!
Burgers and fries might not only be bad for your heart and waistline — they could also hurt your brain's ability to help you shed pounds
A high-fat diet can actually re-program the structure of the brain....so just HOW bad is it?
Recent studies suggest unhealthy foods can actually scar your brain. Here's what you should know:
Okay....you may have blown your budget during Christmas and now you're getting those NICE credit card bills; and you are thinking, how in the world am I gonna pay this stuff off!?!? We've got some help for you that will help you save throughout the year!
Five Frugal Ways to Save in the New Year
1. Resolve to Get Healthy, but Skip the Gym Membership. Form a group of friends and walk together or run as a tea .
Start making your plans to attend one of the 17 women's or 12 men's games next week during The Southeastern Conference's. “We Back Pat” Week. This week-long event is meant to focus on awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
During the week of January 15-22...Twenty of those games will be televised.
The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund launched November 27, 2011 by Pat Summitt after her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type at the age of 59.
If you have the extra cash, maybe you can help this Knoxville family.
It's been 2 weeks since a car crash sent Megan Lindahl to a Denver hospital in critical condition.
Now her family wants to bring her back home.
"We want to get her back to Knoxville because that's where her friends are," her brother John told us. "When I first got there she had a tube in, she was in a hospital bed. She responded but it was just movement. Now to hear she's actually talking, it's amazing."
The recovery is going well, but the rehabilitation will take months.
How up to date are you on 2011? If folks asks you about some of the biggest stories, what would you pick? Bin Laden? Charlie Sheen? Death of Ghadhafi? Jerry Sandusky? Arab Uprising? Gabby Giffords? The last Nasa Flight? We had some major turns in our year and here are some of the biggest quotes that you might recall...
Fred Shapiro has released his sixth annual list of the most memorable quotations of the year. Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times